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Mayor Announces San Diego Entering Phase 2 of Beach Reopenings, Including Piers, Boardwalks and Major Parks

Mission Bay, Fiesta Island, Balboa Park Central Mesa And Respective Parking Lots At Full Capacity

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Continuing to enact a safe beach reopening plan developed in coordination with regional lifeguards and public health officials, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the City of San Diego will begin moving into Phase 2 of its plan, which includes piers, boardwalks, Fiesta Island and Mission Bay Park. Mayor Faulconer also announced a date to reopen Balboa Park’s Central Mesa this month.  

“We have made significant progress flattening the curve in San Diego,” said Mayor Faulconer. “The public’s cooperation and support have allowed to us to move to the second phase of our safe beach reopening plan, as well as reopen Balboa Park’s iconic central mesa.”

The following timelines have been put forth by coastal cities around the County of San Diego and follow the plan developed previously by lifeguards around the region:

June 8

  • Open East and West Mission Bay Parks to all park and water uses
  • Open all Mission Bay Park Parking lots to open at full capacity
  • Open Fiesta Island to pedestrians, dogs and cyclists only

June 9

  • Open all Piers and boardwalks

June 12

  • Open Balboa Park’s Central Mesa
  • Open all Balboa Park parking lots at full capacity

July 6

  • Open Fiesta Island to vehicles.

Enforcement will remain as directed by the County Health Order:

  • All persons on the beach shall practice physical distancing other than members of the same household.
  • The public shall not congregate or participate in active sport activities on beaches.

More information on the State of California “Stay At Home” order, including what’s closed, what’s open and which industries are exempted by the state can be found on the California Covid-19 response website.

For information regarding COVID-19 cases and directives from the County of San Diego public health officials, please visit www.coronavirus-sd.com.

For the latest City operational updates and steps the public can take to help reduce the spread of the disease, please visit sandiego.gov/coronavirus.

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